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Annual Community Empowerment Grantmaking Program

Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated awards Community Empowerment grants for programs in any of the following areas: Gun Violence Prevention, Voter Registration and Education, or the 2020 U.S. Census.

Annual Community Empowerment Grantmaking Program 

Grant Application Overview 


  • The program grant must be conducted by a Delta chapter or a program sponsored in partnership with a community organization with similar missions and goals as those of DREF and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The community organization partner must have a 501 (c) (3) non-profit status.
  • Program grant awards are subject to availability and will be based on the rating score received.
  • Grant Award period is for Fiscal Year 2020-21 is closed. 
  • Chapters are permitted to submit only one grant application.
  • Proposals will address issues affecting African American Women and their families related to the Community Empowerment.
  • Program must clearly delineate how the target population will be empowered to move beyond their current situation.


 2020-2021  Community Empowerment Grant Awards

(Programs focusing on Gun Violence Prevention, the U.S. Census, and Voter Registration/Education)

1. Anderson (SC) Alumnae

2. Austin (TX) Alumnae

3. Decatur (GA) Alumnae

4. Eastern Panhandle (WV) Alumnae

5. Fayetteville (NC) Alumnae

6. Foothill (CA)

7. Gamma Psi (Tougaloo College)

8. Gwinnett County (GA) Alumnae

9. Harrisburg (PA) Alumnae

10. Hawaii Alumnae

11. Houston (TX) Metropolitan Alumnae

12. Huntington (WV) Alumnae

13. Indianapolis (IN) Alumnae

14. Lancaster (CA) Alumnae

15. Long Beach (CA) Alumnae

16. Marietta-Roswell (GA) Alumnae

17. Metropolitan Dallas (TX) Alumnae

18. Miami (FL) Alumnae

19. Norfolk-Plymouth (MA) Alumnae

20. Orlando (FL) Alumnae

21. Quaker City (PA) Alumnae

22. Raleigh (NC) Alumnae

23. St. Petersburg (FL) Alumnae

24. Tampa (FL) Alumnae

25. Waukegan (IL) Alumnae

26. Warner Robbins (GA) Alumnae

27. Waterloo (IA) Alumnae

28. Youngstown (OH) Alumnae

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